John-E-Willamson

JOHN E. (JED) WILLIAMSON – Chair

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Asif-Chaudhry

ASIF CHAUDHRY – Vice Chair

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nasreen gross

NASRINE GROSS – Member

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Aftab Kahn

AFTAB KHAN – Member

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George-E-McCown

GEORGE E. MCCOWN – Member

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ABDUL SUBHAN MISBAH

ABDUL SUBHAN MISBAH – Member

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Sabahat Rafiq

SABAHAT RAFIQ – Member

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Farid-Senzai

FARID SENZAI – Member

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Howard-T-Slayen

HOWARD T. SLAYEN – Member

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Peter-Thatcher

PETER THATCHER – Member

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Alice Thomas

ALICE THOMAS – Member

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Moeed Yusuf

MOEED W. YUSUF – Member

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Become a board member:

The CAI board of directors is the governing body that steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission. It consists of leaders representing various industries, expertise, and understanding of the people and regions we serve.

CAI elects board members annually for three-year terms and shall consist of a minimum of three directors and a maximum of eleven directors. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please review the CAI board member criteria, and submit a letter of interest and resume/CV to info@centralasiainstitute.org.

Emeritus Advisors

Emeritus advisors, though they have no administrative powers, lend their expertise on various subjects to the organization.

Greg Mortenson
CAI Co-Founder / Director emeritus 1996 – 2016
Bozeman, MT

Julia Bergman
CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 1997 – 2009
Retired librarian
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Jean Hoerni (1924-1997) in memory
CAI Co-Founder / Board Chair emeritus 1996-1997
Seattle, WA

Abdul Jabbar, Ph.D
CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 2003 – 2013
Professor
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Steve Barrett
CAI Board Director emeritus 2011-2016
Board of Regents Member
University of Montana
Bozeman, MT


Andrew Marcus, Ph.D.

CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 1996-2004
Chairman – Dept of Geography
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Karen McCown
CAI Board Director emeritus 2003 – 2013
Founder Nueva School (Hillsborough, CA)
San Francisco, CA

Thomas Vaughan, M.D. (1937-2009) in memory
CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 1996-2005
St. Francis Hospital, UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA